Imo State Governor, Dist. Senator Hope Uzodimma has called on the Muslim community in the country to devote their time to praying for the unity of Nigeria, particularly in the face of current challenges posed by insecurity that threatens her oneness.
Felicitating the Muslims for successfully completing their Ramadan Fast, Governor Uzodimma also admonished them to reflect deeply on the teachings of Prophet Mohammed as they concern love for one another and peaceful coexistence.
Governor Uzodimma recalls that the Covid-19 pandemic which is still ravaging parts of the globe, including Nigeria, and the threat of insecurity in different parts of the country, clearly test the resilience, dedication, patience and self-sacrifice of Muslims as true believers in the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.
He then advised them to hold tenaciously to those positive attributes which their faith espouses.
The Imo State Governor said despite all odds, God has been kind, gracious and merciful to Nigeria and Nigerians and called on all Muslim faithful (as well as their Christian counterparts) to remain steadfast in their prayer for a one peaceful, united and prosperous country.
“We do not have any other country to call our own but Nigeria. Therefore, it behoves all us, irrespective of our faith, to ensure that Nigeria is made the envy of other countries.”
The Governor said though this year’s Eid-el-Fitr ceremony, like that of 2020, may have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and threats of insecurity in parts of the country, he noted, however, that it has also provided an opportunity for the living to reflect deeply on the awesomeness of God Almighty in the face of challenges and appreciate Him for what He represents in our lives.
To the Muslim faithful in Imo State, in particular, Governor Uzodimma not only congratulated them, but assured them of government’s preparedness to protect the lives and property of all residents, in line with the constitutional oath of office taken for that purpose.
He also solicited their continuous prayers for the government and people of Imo State at a time like this, promising that his government of Shared Prosperity is real and will always serve the interest of all law abiding residents.
In the spirit of Eid-el-Fitr celebration, Governor Uzodimma encouraged all Muslims to spare a thought for the vulnerable, weak and needy in our midst and show them love by sharing what they have with them.
CPS/Special Adviser, Media to the Governor